Sunday, April 15, 2012

Review & Swatches: Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Cream Shadow

Hello Lovelies! If you saw my last post (Spring Products Wish List), you might know that one of the Spring makeup releases I was lusting over was the new Smashbox 15 Hour Limitless Cream Shadows. 

I decided to stop by my local Sephora this afternoon and was very excited upon entering the store, to see these new shadows displayed! I quickly got to swatching the whole gorgeous range of colors. And because I love my readers so much, I had to pull out my iphone & share it all with you!

Sephora offers the Limitless 15 Hour Cream Shadows in 8 stunning shades, ranging from neutral to jewel-toned:

Topaz- golden, pewter beige

Riches- true yellow gold

Gemstone- bronzey mauve

Icon- bronze

Neptune- deep peacock teal with green shimmer

Saphire- deep iridescent navy blue

Iris- blackened plum

Stone- cement with olive shimmer

Below, I have included some swatches of all the colors. I apologize if it is not the best lighting, I was trying to do this while shopping & as to attract the least amount of attention as possible! 

Swatches Top to Bottom: Topaz, Riches, Gemstone, Icon, Neptune, Saphire, Iris, Stone

Swatches Top to Bottom: Topaz, Riches, Gemstone, Icon

Swatches Top to Bottom: Icon, Neptune, Saphire, Iris, Stone

Out of all the gorgeous colors, I decided to take Topaz, the shimmery golden beige color home with me. A part of me was torn between purchasing one of the more daring jewel toned shades, but I knew I would get the most use out of a light neutral shade. I know, how predictable of me! I did also particularly love Icon & Gemstone though, and might have to go back to pick them up as well.

As far as the claim to their "limitless" wear time, I walked around the mall the rest of the afternoon with the swatches on my arm without a single smudge. I also have to add that I had to do quite a substantial amount of scrubbing with my makeup remover wipe to get these off. The darker colors actually left a faint stain on my arm, so I recommend you use a good makeup remover with these. 

The formula feels incredibly smooth & soft. No gritty glitter particles here! These cream shadows are also incredibly pigmented. I can see one of these pots lasting ages because you only need a tiny amount of product to cover the entire eyelid. For reference, I found that these were much easier to blend than the MUFE Aqua Creams. They are much more opaque than most MAC Paint Pots I have used, although the formula feels very similar to the touch. 

So far, I am very impressed with the Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Cream Shadows! The color range and formula is fantastic- there really is a color suitable for every skin tone & preference.  I can't wait to use my pot long into the Summer months!

Thanks for reading!

Lots of Love,



  1. Soo pretty! Thanks for the great swatches!! Really wanting to go get one of these now!:)

    1. Thanks Julianne! <3 Which color are you leaning towards? Let me know what you think if you pick one up!

  2. There are some really lovely colours! xo

    1. Thanks! I was really impressed by them as well! I would love to hear your opinion if you pick one up!

  3. OOOH - I've been dying to try this out Louise and now I most certainly will after your glowing review.



    1. Thanks for the comment Joanne! I really hope you like them as well!

  4. These look amazing! I have a hard time with creasing...i wonder if these would hold up for me!

    I would have chosen the same colour as's gorgeous!

    xo Courtney

    1. Thanks Courtney! I was a bit bad..already ordered Gemstone (the mauvey bronze color) off! My will power is so weak! :P

  5. I have to try them out, I love the pretty colors! :)

    Little Petite

    1. Thanks Adriana! :)

      Any idea which color you are going to go for?

  6. it's great that these shadows are so creamy and pigmented! you can apply them with a light hand and it means the pot will last longer too. all the swatches look super pretty too :)

  7. Nice color)


  8. i love smashbox & i love cream eyeshadows so i definitely will be trying these out sometime in the near future :) thanks so much for all the swatches, all of the colors look so gorgeous!


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